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Questions tagged [cabinetry]

building or designing cabinets, the materials, techniques etc.

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What is this sliding cabinet door with “shades” called, and where can I find info on it?

I remembered I saw a video/picture about cabinet equipped with a sliding door, just like window shades was installed vertically all around the cabinet. You can slide the window shades like door (made ...
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How big should you build cabinets?

I'm building custom walnut cabinets for my kitchen and normally I see cabinets built in separate units then basically screwed together on site (e.g. a 24" screwed to a 36" sink cabinet). I was curious ...
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Why do all soft close hinges require 1/2 inch or 12mm holes on the cabinet door?

I have a 1/4 inch cabinet door and I would like to install a soft close hinge, but they all require a massive hole for the machinery to go inside the door itself. You would have to have super thick ...
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How can I evenly distribute small boards of lumber to make a bigger board?

I'm not the best mathematician, so I want to run this by real woodworkers: I need a board of red oak 29 5/8"W x 16'L to make a cabinet top and then stain it. This is what I'm thinking to make the ...
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What are the standard dimensions for cabinet making?

Sorry, I don't know what this is called so doing the best to describe it.... I am building a custom built-in cabinet. I want to know if there is a standard height of the outside finished face frame (...
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Wood movement with L-shaped mitred leaning shelf

I'm doing a built-in for a closet. The closet is over the stairs so its front is sloped. I created an L shaped front and shelf from solid maple. The bottom foot or so is up against the wall that I can ...
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What are the best ways to glue thin edges?

I'm in the planning stage of building a bookshelf with cabinet doors. I'd like to use alternating vertical strips of woods of contrasting colors for an art deco look. The obvious way to do that is to ...
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Adding Stacked Cabinets to Existing Frameless Cabinets

We would like to add stacked cabinets on top of our existing frameless cabinets, but the cabinet maker I'm working with says they would look like an after thought because it would be very difficult to ...
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Wooden cabinet for Personal Computer UPS and Micro ATX slim tower

Region: West Bengal; India. I am getting a wooden cabinet built by our local furniture guy. System: UPS;Weight 4.7 kg/10.3617 pounds(as per brochure). Micro ATX slim case; Weight 10 kg/22 pounds(...
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Connecting the MDF corners, so there's no gap

TL;DR How do I connect the MDF sheets on the corners (in left-hand-side picture), so they align nicely, and there's no gap? As you can see in the sketch, the angles are not always multiples of 45 ...
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How can I design a large speaker cabinet to come together square and true when my panels aren't flat and my boards aren't straight?

This question differs from similar questions about wood warping because I'm not asking how to straighten a warped board nor how to fix an existing design that warped. Rather I'm asking how do you ...
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Easy but tough shelving finish

I've made a utility-grade shelving unit for one of our extra-bedroom closets: The stiles and cleats are resawn, cherry-picked kiln-dried dimensional SPF from the big orange store. The shelves are ...
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Making removable marks on walls for e.g. cabinet installation

I'm building and installing various cabinets and shelving units around the house, and when it's time to install them, knowing the exact stud and cross-bracing locations is very helpful. I have an ...
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How do I remove a liquid deglosser from my cabinet doors?

Long story short, I put a liquid deglosser on about half of our kitchen cabinet doors, and now I realized what a mistake that was, and want to remove it. So far, the only effective means of getting it ...
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Router bit used for this profile?

I'm pretty novice and am currently experimenting with my newly purchased router table and am making cut out handles in plywood doors. I'd love to achieve something similar to the attached image. I'm ...
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How can I make precise corner or notch cuts on the edge of a board?

I am planning my first cabinetry project, and having difficulty with some of the shapes in my design. I would like to have notches along the edge of some large boards. There are two types of notches: ...
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Where do I put the standards for adjustable shelves?

Is there a standard distance or formula for where to put standards for adjustable shelves? http://www.rockler.com/zinc-shelf-standards-select-length
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Do full overlay hinges come in different sizes for different frame thicknesses?

I require full overlay hinges for a face framed wardrobe which I have built. Now the frame is 47mm and the MDF side panels are 9mm thick, making a distance of 56mm for the 18mm thick wardrobe door to ...
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90 degree soft close lid support for 80lb lid?

I bought a very large chest made of teak and mounted a 50" LED TV to the inside of the lid so we could hide the it when it wasn't in use. The lid (with the tv mounted) is about 80 lbs and 24" from ...
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How can I flatten out a cupped piece of 3/4" plywood for a wood counter top base?

I am building a kitchen island. On top of the carcass is going to be a piece of plywood, and on top of that a laminated solid wood plank top of 3/4" thick planks. The plywood is to provide enough ...
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Oil before or after glue-up? [duplicate]

Whenever I see demonstrations of applying linseed oil to wood, people are always applying it to the finished piece. Is this still the correct approach when working with cabinetry panels, that have ...
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DIY woodshop cabinets [closed]

Not sure how you want me to re-word my question. Based on the title of the forum I figured I could ask for direction for a newby to look for help getting started in woodworking. Maybe I picked the ...
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Gerstner tool box drawer action

Gerstner tool chests were legendary for their quality, especially their smooth drawer action. How was this achieved, just a nice close fit or were other measures involved? If I could get access to a ...
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What part of a cabinet is the “carcass”?

What is a carcass (or carcase)? Does the term have general usages in woodworking outside of cabinetry? A cabinet, for example, consider the American style one on the right: If I remove the doors, ...
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Advise on hinge type for face frame cabinet making

im making a cabinet (not the tradition type). I will need a hinge for face frame type, with fully inset doors, and the frame and the door will only be 3/4". plus i only have 2 1/4" of space from the ...
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What are some best practices and techniques for building cabinet boxes with plywood?

I often find myself wanting to build plywood boxes of various sizes for various uses. I realize that the size and use can dictate how to construct the box, but are there some general recommendations ...
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Gap for frameless full overlay hinged doors?

I'm constructing a cabinet that has doors that are flush against the adjoining wall/cabinet. (technically, another cabinet in an RV) If I use the "full overlay" version of these hinges, how do I ...
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What is the difference between full overlay and half overlay hinges?

I am building cabinet doors for a cabinet we inherited from a friend. The cabinet has a 3/4" face frame around the caracasse. I am investigating different hinges, but I am not sure what the ...
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How do I calculate the weight threshold for plywood boxes/cabinet carcasses?

How do I calculate the weight threshold for cabinet carcasses based on the dimensions, material (e.g., plywood, mdf), and material thickness? Has someone already worked out a nice formula that I can ...
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How to extend a routed rabbet to the inside corners of a cabinet door or other frame?

I fixed up a cabinet in my bathroom, and made a bunch of cabinet doors for it. One of the cabinet doors, I made to have a frosted glass insert with some towels behind it. I used a router with a ...